Education Matters

Trinity news: Boys walk the Great Wall

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Alexander Chu, Year 6

In Trinity news, during the recent school holidays, 38 students and seven teachers from Trinity’s Preparatory and Junior Schools had the privilege to tour China over 10 days. I was one of these lucky students and it was my first ever visit to China. We spent six days in Beijing, two days in Xi’an, and two days in Shanghai. We got to experience what it was like in China. We also had the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and came back with a deeper understanding about China.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Education, Junior School, International tours, Students

Why it's important for your child to read fiction books

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

According to the Australian Research Council and Macquarie University’s report Reading the reader, how we read has changed dramatically as a result of the introduction of technology. With so many digital alternatives on the market, the consumption of the traditional paperback has seen a significant reduction.

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Topics: Literacy, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

Head Master: Character and conduct matter

Posted by Tim Bowden on Apr 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master Trinity Grammar School

In recent weeks the Commonwealth Games have been rolling on in the background of my family’s consciousness. I must admit that we haven’t paid very much attention, being vaguely aware that Australia continues to dominate in the swimming and that, overall, people seem to be having a good time. However, we did make a big effort to be in front of the screen with Trinity Grammar School Old Boy, Rohan Browning (Class of 2015) competing on the athletics track.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Academic excellence, Co-curricular activities, Teachers

10 Ways private education can benefit your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The great public versus independent education debate will never end. With so many to consider, choosing the right school for your son can be a daunting decision.

At Trinity, we believe there are 10 ways private education can benefit your son:

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education

Trinity News: Trinity student achieves an Australian first

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent Trinity news, 2017 graduate Brian Kim, of Baulkham Hills is the first ever Australian flautist to be accepted for under graduate study at a prestigious music school in Paris, and will be taught by Professor Phillipe Bernold, one of the world’s top flute teachers.

Still on a high from achieving 44/45 (an ATAR equivalent of 99.85) in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma last year, Brian did not rest on his laurels, practising vigorously ahead of auditions for tertiary study overseas. The effort paid off with Brian being offered a position at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, to study flute. Alumni of the Conservatoire include renowned French composers Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Maurice Ravel and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Arts, International Baccalaureate, Students

Head Master: 4 Good things about school uniforms

Posted by Tim Bowden on Mar 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Recently at assembly, I addressed the topic of uniforms with the students. In the short time that I have been at the School, uniform has already been raised as a topic of discussion. Students tend to be more interested in potential modifications to the uniform, of challenging the reasonableness of an aspect of the uniform, or the introduction of more mufti days. Some parents want to let me know how smart the students look, or how slovenly the students look. Some teachers want me to know either that they are tired of being the only ones to maintain standards, or that they think we are focussing too much on the externals and we should relax.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Academic excellence

Trinity Grammar School results are among the best on record

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Sydney’s Trinity Grammar School results are among the best on record, with Year 12 graduates excelling and showing once again that the School continues to perform well above average. In 2017, an extremely impressive 25 Trinity students earned an ATAR of 99 or more.

Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is one of the best schools in the nation, and the world. However, Trinity’s high performance is not reflected accurately in the publicised league tables.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate

Making goals and plans with your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Defining and setting goals is a healthy and beneficial habit to establish early on. Our goals change dramatically throughout our lives ­­– from learning to tie our shoes to securing a job – but without them, our lives would lack direction and purpose. Learning to set short and long-term goals is a crucial skill to measuring our own success and growth.

Here are four simple steps for making goals and plans with your son:

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Raising boys, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education

New Trinity Grammar School Head Master welcomed

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

As another school year begins, students and staff welcome new Trinity Grammar School Head Master, Mr Tim Bowden. Mr Bowden has spent the first weeks of the new school year addressing staff and students at all campuses and attending a Commissioning Service at the School’s Chapel, officiated by the Archbishop.

In his message to the Trinity community Mr Bowden said:

“I would like to thank the members of the Trinity Grammar School community for the warmth of the welcome that my family and I have received. I have been astounded by the affection that so many Trinitarians – past and present – have for their school; since the announcement of my appointment, we have been approached by dozens of people, connected in some way to the School, expressing their support for us in this new chapter.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Education, Leadership, Teachers

Trinity student scores an Ivy League scholarship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Will Todd, Year 12 student from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney’s Inner West, recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results are even released he has managed to secure himself a four year scholarship to Columbia University, an Ivy League University in New York City, USA. 

The good news comes on the back of three years of preparation. “I’ve been working towards this since I was in Year 10 – it’s been a dream come true to be accepted into an Ivy League University, and Columbia was my top pick,” said an ecstatic Will.

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Topics: Academic excellence, International Baccalaureate, Students